Job Help for Teens

Job Help for Teens

Job & Career Resources from the Boston Public Library

Afterschool and Summer Employment in Boston

Volunteer Opportunities to Gain Job Experience

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Youth Leadership Corps , opens a new window– BARCC’s Youth Leadership Corps, is a great way to learn job experience as well as helping to change your community.
  • Teens in Print, opens a new window – TiP is looking for teens who want to express themselves through writing. Most of the jobs are volunteer opportunities, but some do lead to paid jobs.
  • Teen Life, opens a new window – Volunteer work for high school students can be a life-changing experience and is a great way for students to build their resumes and skill sets Search for Volunteer Programs in Boston today.
  • Volunteer Match, opens a new window – Want to make a difference in your community? Check out Volunteer Match and find a cause that means something to you!
  • BPL Teen Volunteers - Teens (grades 9-12) participating in the Boston Public Library Teen Services Volunteer Program will learn valuable working skills that will transfer to paid jobs later on. Volunteer jobs help to prepare teens to become job ready while working in the library and learning customer service skills and how to interact with a variety of people.
  • Urban Farming Institute - UFI’s mission is to develop and promote urban farming to engage individuals in growing food and building a healthy community.

Resume Writing & Interviewing

Online Resources

*CORI stands for Criminal Offender Record Information. Many jobs might require applicants to have a police background check done before they can be hired.

Working Papers

*In the state of Massachusetts, all teens under 18 years of age must complete a work permit application and obtain a work permit before starting a new job. You can obtain this application, opens a new window through the Superintendent of your school. For more information, check out the, opens a new window webpage on Youth Employment Permit Information.

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